Selfie and empty milk shelves behind him.. A picture of Biden raises a storm

At a time when the United States is experiencing a shortage of infant formula, which worries millions of parents in the country, an image that its publishers claimed to be US President Joe Biden spread on social media, causing great confusion on the communication sites.

Biden appeared smiling while taking a “selfie” in front of an empty shelf, only to be found out later.

The circulated image is a composite and dates back to May 17, 2022 on Facebook, while the original version of it shows Biden taking a selfie with American soldiers in Poland, and it was taken on March 25, according to what “AFP” reported.

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It is noteworthy that the photo received hundreds of posts, especially as it spread at a time when the country is experiencing a rare shortage of infant formula.

The crisis was triggered by supply problems and labor shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, it has worsened since last February, after the closure of a factory belonging to the “Abbott” group in Michigan and the withdrawal of the company’s products due to the suspicion of causing the death of two infants.

However, the manufacturer, which is a leading player in the infant formula market, plans to reopen the plant in Michigan within the next two weeks.

In addition, she reiterated that the return of products to the shelves will take approximately 6-8 weeks.